[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]The downside to being an adult is that when something breaks, you sort of need to fix it (or in many cases, have it fixed… because you don’t always know how to repair machines). Our water heater peaced it on Monday night, making for several cold showers, one very hot shower taken at my parents’ house, an excessive use of deodorant (I am convinced cold showers do nothing other than lower one’s core temperature), and some general crankiness this week. On Thursday night, we came home to a freshly replaced water heater… aaaand a freshly broken kitchen sink. The plummer giveth, and the plummer taketh away. And he leaveth dirty footprints and greasy paper towels all over thine condo.
I don’t really understand how any of this happened. I just know that it annoyed me. And that I got a headache. I fought the temptation to wallow and I checked the mail instead. Of my many quirks, an obsessive need to check the mail is right up there with my obsessive need to check the weather. Incidentally, I don’t think it was supposed to rain on Friday. But it did. With just twenty-one days until we get married, I live for the sight of a response card (or twelve) tucked in among the bills and magazines. Thursday night’s mail was slim on responses, but included a package from Reebok. I like to think of the brand as my Fairy WODmother. I opened the box to find two new CrossFit Tri Blend tops, one with short sleeves and the other with long sleeves. This was just the kick in the
pants short shorts I needed to get out of the faucet-less condo, and into the box.
Both tops fit perfectly. I tend to wear tank tops to class, but knowing that the garage door at our box would be open, the temperature is dropping, and I was still recovering from my last cold shower– I opted for the grey long sleeve. It’s lightweight but still warm, it stayed dry throughout a tough workout, didn’t itch at all, and was really comfortable. I had my first attempt at rope climbs last night, and I think wearing long sleeves definitely helped protect my arms. I added a whole 25lbs. to my high bar box squat PR (since my first attempt two months ago), cranked through 100 kettle bell swings and 50 ring dips (with a blue band). As I’ve said before, the clothes don’t make the athlete, hard work does… but wearing perfectly fitting, high performing fabrics definitely helps. Need proof? Ask me about the time I ran a 10k with a wedgie. Needless to say, I can’t wait to break out the short sleeve top this weekend.
Because my Fairy WODmother is extra generous, I have a little something to share. If you were at Healthy Living Summit 2012, Fit Bloggin or other events, you may have seen the Reebok team outfitted in eye-catching #getafterit shirts. These shirts are now available for men and women online, and I have one women’s top (size M) to giveaway. To enter, please let a comment below. I will select a random winner at the end of the day on Tuesday.
UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Caroline! And many thanks to everyone who entered.
Caroline: I saw so many #getafterit’s at the Tufts 10k…even tried keeping pace with one (literally got after it)! I would love to sport my own…thanks!
[For the record: I received these Reebok products at no cost. I was not compensated for my review of these items, and my opinions are entirely my own. I write about brands I respect and enjoy, and Reebok fits this criteria.]
Also On Tap for Today:
- Haircuts for the whole family… including Clark
- Working on my good night’s sleep habits
How are you planning to get after it this week?